The rhubarb is up in my garden. Yay. It's a sign of new life and the renewal of the earth each spring. These plants are colorful and stubborn and come back no matter what I do, or don't do, to them. It's awfully dry this spring and that's worrisome for a wide spectrum of reasons, but mostly it means the produce will be hot to the taste, and bitter or sour. Rhubarb is a mouth-puckerer to begin with. It needs no help from nature. If this dry weather continues I'll have to water the rhubarb. It's worth it.